Grosses

'No Good Deed' Takes in a Healthy $29.9M in its First WeekSeptember 19, 2014 12:43 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's No Good Deed took in $1.05 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a seventh straight day. The low-budget thriller from Screen Gems starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson fell 11 percent from Wednesday. No Good Deed was off to a very nice start this week with a stronger than expected first place seven-day take of $29.91 million. That places the film 7 percent ahead of the $25.96 million seven-day take of 2009's I Can Do Bad All By Myself and 35 percent ahead of the $22.20 million seven-day gross of last year's The Call.

Guardians of the Galaxy held steady in second place with $0.558 million. The blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Disney and Marvel was down 5 percent from Wednesday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily percentage holds among wide releases. Guardians of the Galaxy placed in third for the week with $10.60 million. That was down just 21 percent from the previous week and brings the seven-week total for the film to a massive $308.49 million.

Dolphin Tale 2 rounded out its first week of release with a third place take of $0.459 million. The family film sequel from Warner Bros. fell 9 percent from Wednesday's performance. Dolphin Tale 2 placed in second for the week with a seven-day start of $18.06 million. That is on the low end of pre-release expectations and places the film 22 percent behind the $23.27 million seven-day gross of 2011's Dolphin Tale.

Fox's Let's Be Cops was up one spot from Wednesday to place in fourth on Thursday with $0.319 million. The low-budget action comedy was down 8 percent from Wednesday. Let's Be Cops claimed fifth place for the week with $5.85 million. The film was down only 22 percent from the previous frame and has grossed a very solid $74.52 million in 37 days of release.

Fox Searchlight's The Drop was down one spot from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.294 million. The crime drama starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini fell a concerning 20 percent from Wednesday. The Drop still performed well for the week as a whole, with a sixth place seven-day start of $5.64 million while playing in a modest 809 locations.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 16 - Sun, Jun. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman Forever$52,783,393--2,842--$18,573$52,783,3931Warner Bros.
2Congo$10,702,870-57%2,67627$4,000$35,345,4092Paramount
3Casper$6,629,963-39%2,7571$2,405$66,334,5834Universal
4The Bridges of Madison County$6,573,370-30%1,9864$3,310$26,436,7503Warner Bros.
5Die Hard: With A Vengeance$4,217,147-36%2,200-379$1,917$46,215,4285Fox
6Braveheart$4,117,820-25%2,0372$2,022$30,048,1584Paramount
7Crimson Tide$3,540,508-31%1,804-344$1,963$45,328,5126Disney
8Forget Paris$1,683,880-33%1,380-229$1,220$21,253,2145Sony / Columbia
9While You Were Sleeping$1,671,527-30%1,242-204$1,346$52,131,0329Disney